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Old 01-25-14, 03:49 PM
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I had the same problem when I first started. The bike shop went to fit me, and I was nearly in tears just trying to get through the fitting. I really couldn't sit and spin in a way to get a good fit because it hurt so bad. But, I suffered through it and took the bike home. I tried several rides, but couldn't make it around the block without excruciating pain.

So, I bought a Brooks B67, and mounted it on my bike. There was an immediate difference. I could actually sit on the saddle to get fitted. And, when I went riding, my butt was no longer the limiting factor. I could ride for as long as my unfit self could. After the ride I'd have a little soreness, but it was a drastic difference from the stock saddle.

I'm no expert, but there is no way I could have went on with the level of pain I was experiencing.
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